Openings as of 7/17/2018High School Teaching
Job Description: Information Management Design Instructor (part-time position)
Immediate Supervisor: Director of Innovative Programming
Desirable Position Criteria
Valid Iowa Teaching License, required
BA/BS in Education, Secondary Endorsement 5-12 Mathematics.
Ability to deal with ambiguity in all areas, reserve judgment, and maintain an open mind (i.e. the curriculum is never completed, always changing) in a fast-paced environment.
Willingness to create simultaneous changes in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and reporting practices in a standards-based environment. Demonstrated high tolerance for constant change, embrace novelty. Demonstrated growth mindset and ability to embrace failure as an opportunity to grow.
Ability to innovate: 1) see things differently than others, thus have different perspective, 2) conquer the fear of uncertainty, and 3) have the social intelligence to sell your ideas to other people.
Understanding of authentic learning and engagement, including Iowa Core’s Universal Constructs, the foundation of Waukee CAPS professional skills.
Proven facilitation skills.
Proven project management skills.
Proven collaboration and oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated flexibility, high levels of motivation and enthusiasm when working with high school learners.
Understanding of the developmental nature of the high school learner and demonstrated ability to support growth of the whole child in a positive manner.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the administration and/or board of education may find appropriate and acceptable.
Facilitate student-driven learning by playing the role of a learning coach and manager, not a dispenser of knowledge.
Facilitate inquiry-based learning through ‘authentic pedagogy’ like professional-based learning and learning by design.
Manage mentors and integrate their work directly into SparkTank’s curriculum. Collaborate with business partners to perform continuous curriculum enhancement and refinement.
Co-teach with an external expert from the field of study.
Work with high school counseling department and content areas to ensure student transitions are seamless.
Develop and utilize formative and summative authentic assessments, including use of standards-based assessment and reporting.
Co-design dynamic, authentic, relevant, rigorous curriculum that meets district, college and state standards, while mirroring the actual business environment.
Collaborate with other Workbased Learning Instructors to produce integrated projects and opportunities across the curriculum strands.
Involve parents and communities in supporting student learning.
Provide ongoing communication with families and the community. Engage in ongoing professional learning.
Act as a liaison to communicate and support other colleagues in the K-12 system to promote relevant and authentic learning.